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Tag star Jeremy Renner didn't know he'd broken his arms

Tag star Jeremy Renner didn't know he'd broken his arms

Jeremy Renner broke both of his arms on the set of 'Tag' by falling off a "20 feet stack of chairs".

The 46-year-old actor fractured his right elbow and left wrist in July whilst shooting the stunt for the comedy movie 'Tag' which is based on a true story featured in The Wall Street Journal in 2013 about a group of friends who have been playing an intense version of the children's playground game of the same for around 30 years.

Despite his nasty fall, action veteran Renner got back up and shot the scene again not realising the full extent of his injuries.

In an interview on 'The Howard Stern Show' on Tuesday (01.08.17), he revealed: "I fell like 20 feet off a stack of chairs. I broke both of my arms, I got back up and did the stunt again."

After completing the sequence, Renner was taken to hospital where he discovered the extent of his injuries.

The Hollywood star - who has played Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2012's 'Avengers' movie - is always prepared to put his body in the line for his roles but he will never take risks when a stunt involves a co-star.

Recalling a snowmobile sequence he shot with Elizabeth Olsen for their film 'Wind River', Renner insists he was extra careful.

He told shock jock Stern: "I know my limitations ... You've just got to be careful because you are responsible for somebody else's well-being," he explained.